Latter-day Saint (LDS)

Latter-day Saint (LDS). A baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to Mormonism, a Latter-day Saint is a Christian even though they are unique. Apostle David B. Haight told a general conference audience, “Our position among the Christian denominations of the world is unique. We are not affiliated, either directly or indirectly, with any other so-called Christian or non-Christian church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not have, nor has it ever had, any connection or relation with any other church or religious group” (“The Keys of the Kingdom,” Ensign (Conference Edition), November 1980, p. 73).

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